"All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else."
-- H. L. Mencken
I always wondered about that. I don't read newspapers because they have the minds of toddlers and fish wives. They catch interest with controversy, but they never reward the interest with any useful information. They have no respect for people, no matter who. And they have only what little respect for truth is forced upon them by libel law suits.
One might think there would be a market for a positive, truthful, and informative newspaper. Perhaps it is more possible now with the web, which is not geography-limited.
Featured comment, by David G:
"Why direct your attack at newspapers, when the more popular TV news is so much worse?"
1: maybe I expect more from print, I don't know.
2: TV news is so bad that it has literally been decades since I saw a minute of it, so I kinda forgot about it.